Indian cricket star Ravichandran Ashwin and renowned commentator Harsha Bhogle have embarked on an exciting venture ahead of the upcoming Cricket World Cup.
They’ve teamed up to launch a talk show titled ‘Kutti Stories,’ a show that promises to offer unique insights into the Indian cricket team’s evolution throughout various phases of the Cricket World Cup. The show is set to explore the team’s journey through the prism of different World Cup editions.
Harsha Bhogle, well-known for his eloquent commentary and cricket analysis, shared his enthusiasm for being part of this new project. He expressed amusement over the choice of the show’s title, “Kutti Stories,” and shared a bit of his own perspective on the word “kutti,” which means “small” in casual conversation.
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I often use the word कुट्टी (kutti) in casual conversation myself. It means small. And so I was quite amused that @ashwinravi99 used it as the title of his charming cricket show. When he asked if I could be part of his kutti stories, I was quite excited. Here is part 1 of a…— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) September 23, 2023
He conveyed his excitement about joining Ashwin in narrating the cultural and cricketing history of the World Cups, beginning with the 1975 and 1979 editions. In his post, Bhogle reflected on his use of the term “kutti” and how it resonated with the show’s theme.
However, in the world of social media, where opinions and comments flow freely, one user decided to make an incorrect reference to the term.
They claimed that “Kutti” meant something entirely different in Hindi. Without missing a beat, Harsha Bhogle responded with a classic and witty reply, shutting down the inaccurate reference and maintaining the positive spirit of the show’s announcement.
The anticipation surrounding Ravichandran Ashwin’s role in the Indian cricket team has been a subject of discussion, particularly in the context of the Cricket World Cup 2023. His inclusion in the squad for the three-match ODI series against Australia sparked debates about whether he could make a compelling case for his place in the World Cup squad.
This series took on added significance due to the injury to Axar Patel during the Asia Cup in 2023, making it a crucial test for Ashwin to showcase his skills once again.
However, Indian team head coach Rahul Dravid was quick to clarify that this ODI series against Australia wasn’t a “trial” for Ashwin. Dravid emphasized Ashwin’s experience and his valuable contributions with the bat at No. 8 in the batting order.
He saw this series as an opportunity for Ashwin to demonstrate his capabilities in this format rather than a make-or-break audition.
For both India and Australia, this series held special importance as it provided them with a final opportunity to address any lingering issues and solidify their strategies before the Cricket World Cup 2023.
With Axar Patel ruled out of the series due to injury, the spotlight turned to players like Ashwin and Washington Sundar, who would be vying for selection in the World Cup squad.